Information counter of the Ministry of Hotels and Torism is located near Sule Pagoda. Paper work for visa extension is issued here.
This curry is called "Wattha Chin". The curry fermented to decrease richness of the fat in pork is a typical Myanmar curry.
A fashion fo Young people in Yangon is unbelievably changing. Especially, girl's clothings. Numbers of youths who put on sleeveless shirts is on the increase.
Let me introduce some Myanmar foods. The curry in the picture is called "Wun GyiPadethayaza" curry. Variety of vegetables are cooked together. The curry is named after a famous minister of oldem days. I wounder why the curry got that name.
The office of the new airline Air Bagan, which is making arrangements to launch local flights starting from November 5. Reservations are being accepted. Flight schedules and price have been announced.
A furniture shop opened at the Yuzana Plaza. Quality goods ar available by wholesales also at Golden Hill Tower. Teak furniture of multi design and multi colour can be available by order. Moreover, furniture models
To talk about mobile phones, which prices keep rising, there is news that more mobile phones will be on sale. Hand sets and mobile phones with built-in camera are available on the market. Samsung and Nokia brands are in vogue. The phones are on sale at about K 120,000, K 300,000 and K 400,000. If you want to change your hand-set, it will cost you K 28,000.
A food court, where foods are sold by coupons, has open on the fourth floor of Yuzana Plaza. There are about 20 shops catering to a variety of foods. It is said there are live shows at weekends.
The classic concert of St. Cahterine's College was presented at the National Theatre on September 9. Myanmar traditional music and classic music was presented alternatively. The theatre was so crowded that there were not enough seats for the audience.
An overbridge cnnecting Kandawgyi Park and Yangon Zoological Garden is under cnstruction. The compound of the zll has become neat and tidy. It has also become convenient to go around the zoo.
Recently, number of massage shops is on the increase. As development of the business, sales of beds for massage is also increasing. The service has developed from conventional massage to oil massage. It has become up to professional service. Some tourists got the service.
The Karaweik Palace is a place most first-time visitors to Myanmar visit. You can enjoy Myanmar traditional dance and the music of Myanmar harp while having Myanmar food buffet. With effect from this month, the price has risen up to 9000K per head.
There has been little rain in Yangon since September came in. There are more sunny hours. it may be a sign that the rainy season is coming to an end.
In addition to upgrading of Kandaw Gyi Lake, some are parks in Yangon are under face-lift. As you can see in the picture, the garden in front of the Yangon International Airport is being upgraded.
Here are some pics of "May Sweet", the most famoussinger in Burma.Those pics were taken at a show in San Francisco State University on Saturday, August 28, 2004."May Sweet" currently lives in Bridgewater, New Jersey.She comes to San Francisco conceivably once a year for the shows. Her next visit will be in April, next year.
By Sean Lin, USA